The new KeyKnife chipper package lets Rotochopper owners diversify into chip markets without the hassle of a typical chipper conversion package.The chipper knife package is a bolt-in option that works with the standard patented replaceable mount rotor for the Rotochopper B-66, B-66 E, and FP-66. This chipper knife system makes it simple to diversify into chipping applications without a complex conversion kit or a second machine.
“Unlike other grinder to chipper conversion packages, the Rotochopper KeyKnife system is simple, reliable and adds more flexibility to our B66,” said Steve Marks of Marks Lumber in Clancy, MT. “Because this system is simple, there are fewer problems the operator has to deal with when downtime occurs. Also, with this system we can add more value added products to our line of products made with our B66. Simply said, as with other Rotochopper equipment, there is great value in the Rotochoppper Key Knife package.”
To switch from grinding to chipping, the operator simply swaps the grinder tooth mounts with chipper knife mounts. A single operator can switch from grinder teeth to chipper knives quickly and easily:
- No rod pullers or other specialized tools required (just a torque wrench)
- No need to swap rotors, re-align sheaves, or re-tension drive belts
- Just two bolts per knife mount and two bolts per knife clamp
Simplified Maintenance & Operation
This system utilizes patented KeyKnife technology to minimize knife replacement costs. KeyKnife chipping inserts are indexable (reversible). By simply loosening the knife clamp bolts, the operator can flip the knife to utilize a second chipping edge. A KeyKnife insert uses significantly less steel than a traditional chipper knife, making handling and replacement easier. The chipper blade on each mount is much narrower than traditional chipper knives, helping to minimize the maintenance costs resulting from rocks, metal, and other contaminants.
KeyKnife specializes in chipping, flaking, and planing systems that maximize production rates and product quality, while minimizing maintenance costs. KeyKnife products are used by sawmills, pulp mills, loggers, biomass fuel producers, OSB plants, particleboard plants, and many other companies around the world.
How can this chipper knife system help diversify your business? Contact us today to learn more.